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um98qvamno campaign, mitt romney pounces on president obama's statement that washington can't be transformed from the inside. >> i can change washington, i will change washington. we'll get the job done from the inside. >> iphone frenzy. long lines form as apple starts selling the next generation of its blockbuster smartphone. national pride. the washington nationals clinch a playoff spot bringing post-season baseball to the nation's capital for the first time in nearly 80 years. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 21, 2012. good morning everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm anne-marie green. the first in person vote for campaign 2012 will be cast today.
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two states begin early voting. early voting accounted for a record 30% of all votes cast in the 2008 election. meanwhile both presidential candidates will be looking for votes in key battleground states today. program is in virginia, mitt romney is in nevada. he has a new battle cry. he's accusing the president of surrendering his ability to change washington. >> reporter: mitt romney jumped all over this comment the president made on thursday about changing washington. he's hoping to get his campaign back on track and try to convince voters that he has what it takes to end the partisanship in washington. problem shared a plate of fries with young voters while talking about student loans in south florida. mitt romney talked medicare in sarasota. >> i hope the people in florida understand this. he cut medicare by $716 billion.
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>> reporter: two contrasting images in two parts of the state, each with the same goal. florida's 29 electoral votes. but something president obama said during a candidate's forum on univision through the most attention. >> you can't change from washington from the inside you can only change it from the outside. that's how i got elected. that's how health care got done because we mobilized the american people to speak out. >> reporter: mitt romney was quick to jump on that. >> president obama threw in the white flash flooding surrender again. he said he can't change washington from inside. he can only change it from outside. we'll give him that change in november. >> reporter: after campaigning during the day both candidates spent the evening in florida fundraising. and new campaign finance reports out this morning show the president has gained the lead in the money race.
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president obama out raised and out spent mitt romney in august, all tolled he entered the final three months of the campaign with $86 million left to spend. romney raised $67 million and spent about the same but owes $15 million on a loan the campaign took out last month, leaving $35 million at the start of september. president obama spent dollars 66 million on tv advertising. and in the two battleground states on tap for today, mitt romney in nevada and the president in virginia. the race remains very close. >> thank you very much. susan mcginnis in washington. also at that forum in florida the president faced tough questions on immigration reform. the moderator accused the president of not keeping a promise made during the 2008 campaign. mr. obama accepted responsibility but also blamed
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republicans. >> what we could not get was a single republican including the 20 who had previously voted for comprehensive immigration reform to step up and say we'll work with you. >> yesterday the republicaa bild a bill on visa for foreigners. muslims are gearing up for another day of protest. obama administration official tells cbs news, quote, we hope we can get through the day without serious violence. fact stan has declared today a day of love for the prophet and urging people to protest peacefully while tunisia has banned all protests today. france closed embassies in 20 muslim countries. and in pakistan there's a 30 second television ad condemning that anti-islam video. since our founding the
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united states has been a nation to respect all faiths. we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. >> protests have already begun this morning in islamabad. yesterday police had to use tear gas to disperse a mass protest outside of the u.s. embassy there. a provocative advertisement that equates muslim radicals with savages begins on monday. the ad ran on city bus in san francisco. it reads in any war between the civilized man and savage support the civilized man. a blogger is behind the ads. a judge has ruled the ads can run. >> the obama administration says an investigative panel will look into the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the attack that killed
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christopher stevens was a terrorist attack. >> reporter: at a solemn memorial service, libya's president paid his respects to ambassador christopher stevens. u.s. deputy secretary of state william burns had earlier flown into the capital under tight security. behind-the-scenes an fbi team is preparing to fly to benghazi to investigate the attack. the compound behind these walls is the major crime scene but any evidence left inside will have been badly contaminated by looters and curious local people who flooded in after the attack. here's what eyewitnesss, officials and libyan commanders in charge that night have told us. sometime around 9:30 p.m. about 70 armed men attacked the consulate's main gates with guns and heavy weapons. they then stormed in, overwhelming local and american security. with all four buildings on fire
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the libyan government ordered a local militia to the rescue. that militia helped to ferry 31 americans and the body of sean smith out the back gate in armored cars to a house a mile away rented by the u.s. government. shortly afterwards it too came under fierce attack. what we still don't know is how back at the compound ambassador stevens got separated from his security detail only to be found dead or dying just after midnight by the crowd. suspicions for the attack have focused on a powerful islamic militia, ansar al sharia, so powerful our questions at the ministry made them nervous. >> your going to catch the guys who did this or are they too strong for you? no he admitted we don't have enough power to catch them. maybe not. but as far as the u.s.
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government is concerned doing nothing is not an option. the libyans know they have neither the technology nor the expertise to conduct a credible forensic investigation, so they are waiting for the fbi team to show up, they hope within the next two or three days. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, benghazi. >> funeral services were held i private security firm guarding the u.s. consulate. he was 41 years old. the surge of u.s. troops in afghanistan has officially ended. the last of the 33,000 americans sent by president obama to try to beat back the taliban have left the country. 58,000 americans remain in afghanistan, though. they hope to withdraw by 2014. the number of u.s. forces there peaked at 101,000 last year. the suspect in the colorado
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theater shooting appeared in court with a new look as prosecutors pressed to move holmes trial forward. >> reporter: shooting suspect james holmes appeared in a courtroom looking different. his bright orange hair is gone and so is his dazed expression. this time he had short brown hair, neatly trimmed beard and mustache and smiled and glanced around the room. during the hearing the prosecutors gave up their efforts to gain a notebook that holmes send to a psychiatrist. the notebook is thought contain details of a violent attack. holmes was a graduate student at the neuroscience program at the university before he with drew days before the shooting. the 4-year-old is charged with 142 count including murder and attempted murder for allegedly opening fire at the opening night showing of the bat man movie in aurara.
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defense attorneys argued that the notebook shouldn't be released because of doctor-patient privilege. if holmes lawyers mount an insanity defense they have to waive doctor-patient privilege. >> coming up, red flag. stalker violence reaches a disturbing now level after a disturbing new level after a live grenade is discovered on the field during a match. this is the morning news. president obama. could be working better. listen to this. with occasional irregularity, things your body doesn't use could be lingering in your system, causing discomfort. but activia has been shown in clinical studies to help with slow intestinal transit when consumed 3 times per day. 7 out of 10 doctors recommend activia. and the great taste is recommended by me! ♪ activia
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ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you may have heard apple's much anticipated iphone 5 is on sale today. the new phone went on sale first in sydney, australia where 600 people waited in line some for as long as three days. among those was apple co-founder. apple will ship 10 million iphones by the end of the month. it comes with the new map feature but being criticized for having geographical misinformation, misplaced landmarks. apple said the map service will get better as more people use it. markets overseas rallied thanks to gains by technology and oil shares. tokyo's nikkei gained a quarter percent while hang seng added
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half of a percent. wall street stocks ended weaker. the dow jones industrials average gained about 19 points thursday while the nasdaq lost six points. a senate investigation found major u.s. companies such as microsoft and hewlett packard have shifted profits offshore to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes. microsoft shifted assets to puerto rico and abroad, saving more than $4 billion in taxes. both companies say they are complying with u.s. tax law. democrats and republicans have been at odds over how to stop companies from stashing profits abroad tax-free. new evidence the economy is continuing its slow improvement. the federal reserve says the net worth for many americans is rising. the increase is being fueled by rising home prices and improving stock market. the fed hopes that could be enough to get people and businesses to spend and ultimately boost the economy. >> thank you very much.
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and time now for a check of the national forecast. much of the northeast will be dry, scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely in the ohio valley, though. a mix of rain and snow is possible in northern minnesota and northern wisconsin. the south will be mainly dry but scattered thunderstorms across the southeast, georgia and most of florida. and most of the west will be hot and dry. but oregon and western washington state will be cloudy with patchy fog and a bit of drizzle. in 2005 just three years after nearly being contracted the montreal expos moved to washington and began play as the nationals. washington hadn't had a baseball team since the senators left town in 1960 and hasn't had a playoff since 1933. that all changed last night. first place nats took down the dodgers 4-1 to clinch the city's first post-season berth since
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president franklin delano roosevelt was president. next step for the nats now they will try to clinch the national league east. cincinnati reds are headed to the playoffs. they knocked off the cubs 5-3. they clinched a spot in the post-season. the magic number to win is now two. in the american league the l.a. angels trying to keep their post-season hopes alive. the angels hosting texas. rangers pitcher pulls the angels to one run over eight innings and in the ninth beltran puts the rangers ahead with a two-run homer. texas wins 3-1. oakland a's increasing their wild card lead. they battered detroit pitchers in a 12-4 win. oakland is now 4 1/2 games in the race for the last post-season spot in the al. in football the new york giants got a lot of help from some super subs. andre brown with a big night for big blue.
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[ female announcer ] this is new. this is different. ,, here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington partly sunny 80. atlanta mostly sunny 85 degrees. st. louis a chance of thunderstorms 76 there. denver mostly sunny 76 as well. seattle cloudy and foggy 72. space shuttle "endeavor" is to make it's final run today. it arrived at edwards air force
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base in california's desert on thursday mounted to a boeing 747. it takes off for los angeles later today. it will be moved to a museum. before arriving in the california desert, it flew over tucson, arizona. the flyover was to honor mark kelly who commanded the final flight on his last mission last year. it was to honor his wife former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. she's still recovering from a gunshot wound during an attempt on her life last year. here in new york a chance to see columbus close up, a living room has been built around the landmark statue of christopher columbus, complete with a couch and tv. the project is aimed at turning the 120-year-old marble statue into art 70 feet above the traffic of columbus circle. visitors reach the site by stairs or elevator. i'm anne-marie green. this is "cbs morning news".
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a new report out this week finds global warming and manmade greenhouse gas emissions threatens the world's coral. over the next few decades 70% of our reefs are expected to be damaged if there's no improvement in our climate. but one man is rebuilding florida's coral through a very special technique. >> reporter: ken neidemyer sounds like a proud parent when he talks about coral. the tiny oranism that lives off of the coast of florida. >> when they start getting big and spawning and fish living inside them, i get excited. i think that's great. i'm thinking can't wait to see what it looks like in five more years. >> reporter: over the last decade he and his team have developed new technique to grow
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and replace coral damaged by environmental changes. we dove 30 feet below the surface to see how he does it. >> i think it's doing better
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protect the reefs in the florida keys. he needs money. his group, relies mostly on private donations. he has enough money to keep operations running through january. >> i'm not ready to quit. we have a lot to do and we're confident we'll find some way somehow to make it happen. >> reporter: he plans to go global restoring not only florida's lost coral but saving coral around the world, a small piece at a time. >> womaning up after your local
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news on cbs "this morning" the latest on campaign 2012 following president obama's appearance at a town hall in miami last night. we'll get reaction from the romney campaign's senior adviser. as the iphone 5 hits the stores today we'll look at the big pho. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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